Fiocchi Acquires Lyalvale Express
Fiocchi Group—a worldwide leader in the production of small-caliber ammunition under Fiocchi Munizioni, Fiocchi of America, and Baschieri & Pellagri brands—has acquired Lyalvale Express. The British manufacturer, established in 1983 in Lichfield, United Kingdom, specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of premium hunting and sporting clay shotshells.
The deal closed on April 6, and the acquisition further consolidates Fiocchi Group’s leadership in the hunting and sporting clay shooting markets. It also increases the firm’s manufacturing capacity and expands its product portfolio.
“We are excited to announce this transaction, which has a significant strategic value,” said Fiocchi Group CEO Maurizio Negro. “Lyalvale Express becomes part of a group with an unbeatable historical heritage and will benefit from outstanding innovation capabilities and from a large production platform which will generate important synergies.”
The Fiocchi Group manages five ammunition manufacturing facilities on two continents and three countries: the historical Fiocchi Munizioni plant in Lecco, Italy, the Baschieri & Pellagri facility in Bologna, Italy, the Fiocchi of America plants in both Missouri and Arkansas, and the newly acquired Lyalvale Express facility in Lichfield, United Kingdom.
“The acquisition of Lyalvale Express not only brings an established brand with quality product to the Group portfolio, but additional manufacturing capacity to service Fiocchi Group’s wide range of customers and consumers,” added Anthony Acitelli, Fiocchi of America CEO & president. “We look forward to expanding and capitalizing on this very important addition to our leadership position in the ammunition industry.”
Fiocchi of America has been based in Ozark, Mo., since 1983. In 2020, it expanded its product line to include cartridges for hunting, concealed carry, self-defense and law enforcement. Today it offers a full portfolio of target and hunting shotshells, centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition, match- and standard-grade rimfire loads, specialty and classic cartridges, reloading components and blanks.
Article by GUY J. SAGI